Trump, Maskless Supporters Flout Nevada’s Rules To Rally Indoors
Most people attending the Henderson, Nevada campaign event Sunday night did not wear masks, with the exception of the audience directly behind President Donald Trump. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) called the Trump campaign's actions "reckless and selfish."
In Defiance Of Nevada Governor, Trump Holds Indoor Rally
Eager to project a sense of normalcy in imagery, Trump soaked up the raucous cheers inside a warehouse Sunday night. Relatively few in the crowd wore masks, with a clear exception: Those in the stands directly behind Trump, whose images would end up on TV, were mandated to wear face coverings. “We are not shutting the country again. A shutdown would destroy the lives and dreams of millions Americans,” said Trump, before using his inflammatory moniker for the coronavirus. “We will very easy defeat the China virus.” (Lemire and Ritter, 9/14)
Trump Fumes Over Biden Ad, Media Coverage At Nevada Rally
President Donald Trump set the tone early on at his rally in northern Nevada Saturday night, warning that he was prepared to "be really vicious" in the final weeks of the presidential campaign. Fuming over a new ad about his alleged disparagement of U.S. military personnel, Trump arrived here with a torrent of insults ready to go. “Pathetic Joe. He’s a pathetic human being to allow that to happen,” Trump said of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and the ad Biden's campaign released last week, which seized on comments Trump reportedly made about America’s fallen soldiers. (Orr, 9/13)
Donald Trump, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak Clash Over Indoor Rally
President Donald Trump hosted a crowded indoor political rally Sunday in Nevada, ignoring objections by the governor and others that he might have spread COVID-19 to unknown numbers of people. "Tonight, President Donald Trump is taking reckless and selfish actions that are putting countless lives in danger here in Nevada," said Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat. "The president appears to have forgotten that this country is still in the middle of a global pandemic." (Jackson, 9/13)
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Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak Slams Trump For Holding Indoor Rally, Defying State’s Covid-19 Rules
Shortly before President Trump took the stage on Sunday night in Henderson, Nev., for his first indoor rally in months, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak blasted the president for flouting the state’s coronavirus restrictions by packing hundreds of supporters, many without masks, into a building. The Democratic governor noted that Trump and his campaign were violating Nevada’s ban on gatherings of 50 people or more, tweeting that the president’s rally at Xtreme Manufacturing was “shameful, dangerous and irresponsible.” (Bella, 9/14)
Trump Campaign Defends First All-Indoor Rally In Months
The Trump campaign defended its plans to hold an indoor rally in Nevada on Sunday amid criticism from city officials and others on social media. The president is set to appear Sunday in Henderson, Nev., at a facility owned by Xtreme Manufacturing for an event that is expected to violate the city's rules against indoor gatherings of more than 50 people. City officials have already warned the company, according to CNN, that the event could result in a fine of $500 or a suspension of the business license. (Bowden, 9/13)
Doctor Warns Trump's Nevada Rally Is 'Negligent Homicide': 'People Will Die'
Dr. Jonathan Reiner, a professor of medicine and surgery at George Washington University and medical analyst for CNN, said on Sunday that President Trump's indoor rally in Nevada is "negligent homicide." "What else could you call an act that because of its negligence results in the death of others?" he said. "If you have a mass gathering now in the United States in a place like Nevada or just about any other place with hundreds of thousands of people, people will get infected and some of those people will die." (Seipel, 9/13)